May 26, 2020


Bahrain approves plans to establish aquaculture venture


Bahrain has approved plans to set up an aquaculture venture that will produce species including rabbitfish, The Fish Site reported in late-May.


Both the country's Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources Under-Secretary Dr. Nabeel Abu Al Fateh and a representative from the Kadi Group had signed an agreement, as part of a plan to enhance Bahrain's food security. The agreement aligns with "the government's efforts to encourage the private sector's investment in fish farming," Dr. Al Fateh explained.


According to Dr. Al Fateh, land will be allocated for the companies near the National Aquaculture Centre in Ras Hayyan, in the country's Southern Governate.


"The agency will provide the private companies with fish fingerlings that are in high demand in the Bahraini market such as hamour, rabbitfish (Safi), and emperor fish," Dr. Al Fateh was quoted by Gulf Daily news as saying.


- The Fish Site